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Summer Reading

SPINE-TINGLING FUN IN THIS YEAR’S SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

 

Children from across Bedford Borough are being encouraged to read six or more books over the summer to collect prizes. The theme for this year’s summer reading challenge is ‘Creepy House’.

 

Creepy House is open now and closes on Saturday 7th September.

 

Upon registering at any Bedford Borough library, children will get a ‘Creepy House’ poster – read six library books and receive six sticker sheets and a certificate – some of the stickers are scratch-and-sniff, and are really, really stinky!

 

Children can participate in The Summer Reading Challenge for free. So, each child will receive a certificate for reading six books, a glow-in-the-dark wristband for reading a total of 12, and a medal for 18.

 

Cllr Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Bedford Borough Council, said: “Reading for pleasure is so important in a child’s overall development. This will be a great way to get children excited about books and will heighten their confidence. Our library staff are on-hand to help young people get started.”

 

Creepy House, is illustrated by award-winning Chris Riddell.

 

This year, for each book that is read, funds will be donated by Wates Family Enterprise Trust to Keech Hospice Care.

 

To find out more about the Creepy House challenge and events, visit: www.bedford.gov.uk/libraries

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